Definitions

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  • proper noun A taxonomic family within the superfamily Chrysomeloidea.

Etymologies

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Chrysomela +‎ -idae

Examples

  • Larvae of the family Chrysomelidae obtain their oxygen by piercing the tissues of aquatic plants and drawing out oxygen stored within.

    Insecta (Aquatic)

  • In the denser thickets I would capture the small metal-blue butterflies (Amblypodia) sitting on the leaves, as well as some rare and beautiful leaf-beetles of the families Hispidae and Chrysomelidae.

    The Malay Archipelago

  • (Nodonota irazuensis and Nodonota cat parvula, Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae).

    Chapter 4

  • Leaf-beetles (Chrysomelidae) some larvae feed openly on the foliage of trees or herbs, while others burrow into the plant tissues.

    The Life-Story of Insects

  • Of beetles we have undoubted Curculionidae from the Lias and Trias; Chrysomelidae in the same deposits; Cerambycidae in the

    Darwinism (1889)

  • In the denser thickets I would capture the small metal-blue butterflies (Amblypodia) sitting on the leaves, as well as some rare and beautiful leaf-beetles of the families Hispidae and Chrysomelidae.

    The Malay Archipelago, the land of the orang-utan and the bird of paradise; a narrative of travel, with studies of man and nature — Volume 1

  • Among these, there were only two of the Carabidae, four Brachelytra, fifteen Rhyncophora, and fourteen of the Chrysomelidae.

    The Voyage of the Beagle

  • The carrion-feeders and Brachelytra are very uncommon; on the other hand, the Rhyncophora and Chrysomelidae, all of which depend on the vegetable world for subsistence, are present in astonishing numbers.

    The Voyage of the Beagle

  • Mikhailov YE (2001) Significance of color polymorphism in mountain populations of abundant leaf beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae).

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  • Phratora vulgatissima (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae): plant quality or natural enemies?

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